The warm temperatures of summer can leave the air in your kitchen sticky and stiff, causing flowers to wilt and maybe you to even wilt a little bit too. Mother Nature can freshen things up, however, with the addition of some fresh flowers that flourish in the warmth of the summer season.
A blooming houseplant or a vase of fresh flowers can do wonders for your home. When outside temperatures are sweltering and the oven is heating things up in the kitchen, having fresh flowers nearby is a refreshing reminder of the beauty of the outdoors.
Ready for a refresh? These summer blooms are in season and ready to perk up your kitchen. Feeling inspired? Check out our Big Chill Custom Color Swatch for coordinating color inspiration for your appliances.
Dahlia flowers come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, making for a beautiful summer flower that leaves you with a range of options. In fact, dahlia flowers come in almost every color except for blue.
Dahlias bold blooms display vibrant colors, revealing multi-petaled layers that showcase the artwork of Mother Nature. Kept in a vase, dahlias are one of the longest-lasting cut flowers and are a smart yet elegant choice for a summer bouquet.
Native to South Africa, Calla lilies are easy to grow and make for excellent houseplants or flower arrangements. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors, like yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, and the classic shade of white. The trumpet-shaped blooms of the Calla lily are elegant and long-lasting, making them a winning choice for an eye-catching floral display.
Tip: To ensure they last as long as possible, cut the stems and rinse in a bath of warm water, then place the lilies in a container of cool water (you can even put them in the fridge for up to two hours for extra preservation).
Hydrangeas are popular shrubs that bloom beautiful flowers throughout the summer and into the fall. Hydrangeas colorful blooms are commonly found in shades of blue, pink, and purple, but blooms of white, green, and even red varieties exist.
Hydrangeas are known to bloom in the summer, with some blooming earlier in the season and some even as late as fall. Hydrangeas prefer full sun in the morning with a little bit of afternoon shade.
Tip: Hydrangea drooping prematurely? Remove it from the arrangement, submerge it in cool water for 10 minutes, and give it a fresh cut. Simply place it back in your vase and watch it pop back to life.
Orchids are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, hosting blooms that are often colorful and fragrant. Orchids are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, comprising the largest family of flowering plants on earth with over 30,000 different species. These exotic florals can be found in the equatorial tropics, the arctic tundra, and everywhere in between.
Orchids love humid weather and keeping cool at night, but try to avoid direct drafts from your air conditioner or fan.
What would a summer floral list be without the inclusion of a sunflower? Sunflowers are known for the bright and cheerful color they bring proudly to the landscape. While numerous varieties of sunflowers are available, sunflowers commonly bloom during summer and into the early fall. The middle of summer is the peak season for sunflowers, blooming extensively from July through September.
Sunflowers are generally low-maintenance, requiring only part shade and fresh water to keep their blooms bright.
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Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums, are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Chrysanthemums are known as a “late-season” bloomer, which makes them a good choice for florals toward the end of the summer season. Few know that there are actually a wide variety of Chrysanthemums available, and in the US more than 100 different cultivars are grown. Chrysanthemum flowers range in many different shapes and colors, from yellow to purple to bronze.
Tip: Chrysanthemums do well in general temperatures offered indoors but prefer slightly cooler areas. The blooms enjoy lots of light but no direct sun, preferring to be near a window so they can enjoy the light that floods in.
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